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Grab Wraps

Fernando’s Fine Mexican Food is pleased to present its new Grab Wraps, a unique addition to convenience store foodservice offerings. Grab Wraps are fully cooked, hand-rolled and stuffed tortillas for c-store customers. They require no additional on-site preparation, and are developed to work seamlessly with equipment such as roller grills or hot cases. New Grab

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Food Sales Make Up For High Gas Prices In Today’s C-Store Market

“Food is the future of (the c-store) industry,” says Jeff Lenard, NACS vice president to The Gazette, an Eastern Iowa newspaper. Food sales accounted for 16.9% of a record $195 billion of in-store sales at convenience stores in 2011, according to the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), which means many c-store chains have been

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KRAFT YES Pack Wins DuPont Packaging Innovation Award

The KRAFT YES Pack, an innovative and eco-friendly dressings package for the foodservice industry, has been awarded the coveted DuPont Packaging Award for innovation. The groundbreaking packaging design by KRAFT is designed to help operators manage costs and improve back-of-house efficiencies by conserving energy and raw materials during the production process. A recent winner of

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Tedeschi Debuts Sparkling Waters

The new proprietary line provides customers with a beverage that is flavorful as well as healthful. Tedeschi Food Shops has released a new line of proprietary Tedeschi Select Sparkling Waters. The 20-ounce line of calorie-free, caffeine-free and sodium-free waters are available in four unique flavors: Raspberry Blackberry, Kiwi Strawberry, Key Lime and Wild Cherry.  Tedeschi

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QuikTrip Expands In Kansas City

New Generation 3 stores focus on an upscale experience, fresh food. QuikTrip  is set to debut an additional four next-generation store locations in the Kansas City, Mo. market by the end of 2012, the Kansas City Business Journal reported. That’s up from the estimated three next-generation stores the c-store chain predicted opening in the area

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New Products, Variety Enhancing Salty Snacks

Salty snack sales are a surging category and retailers should be going along for the ride. “All chip segments have become accepted mainstream food and that’s not going to change in 2012, said Amer Hawatmeh, president of St. George Oil in St. Louis, operator of six Coast to Coast convenience stores. Part of the attraction

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Understanding What Your Customers are Buying

MSA and Paradigm Sample, in partnership with Convenience Store Decisions, examine the market basket of 18-34-year-old convenience store shoppers. By Trish Temmerman, Contributing Editor. Numerous reports are being written about connecting to and interacting with the Millennial (18-34 year-old) generation. These Millennials, numbering 71 million-plus according to the 2010 U.S. Census, are a key shopper

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The 2012 Convenience Store Foodservice Report

Top-quartile chains continue to post strong sales across all food segments, while retailers express confidence for healthy category growth throughout 2012. By David Bishop, Contributing Editor. We all know times are tough. The consumer is looking for greater value at a time when retailers are focusing on being competitive without losing their shirts. Retailers recognize

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Fudge Crunch Bars

General Mills Convenience is bringing everyone’s favorite flavor, chocolate, to its popular line of Betty Crocker Sweet Rewards bars with new Fudge Crunch. The newest flavor features a chocolate cookie base with a layer of chocolaty fudge drizzled in milk chocolate. New Betty Crocker Sweet Rewards Fudge Crunch complements the growing line of Sweet Rewards

Finding Your Way with Foodservice

Growing up in New YORK CITY few things were as natural to me as eating out. Even now with three children, a minimum of two meals a day are eaten outside the house seven days a week. The kitchen table is more of a convenient place to store things, like takeout menus and the kids’

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Local Store Marketing: Product Sampling

By: John Matthews, founder and president of Gray Cat Enterprises Inc. If you feed them, they will come…. One of the most successful local store marketing (LSM) tactics to build into your daily operations is a sampling strategy for your products.  If your retail establishment is foodservice, your customers will want to taste the product.

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Out-of-Stocks Drive Customers To Your Competitors

Nearly one-third of U.S. shoppers found empty shelves this holiday season, an Aldata survey finds. Holiday shopping wasn’t a cheerful experience for many Americans this holiday season. According to a new survey of more than 1,000 U.S. in-store shoppers, 31% discovered that the product(s) they were looking for this holiday season were out of stock.

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Tedeschi Completes Weymouth Remodels

Brings fresh food into Weymouth, Mass. stores. Tedeschi Food Shops completed the remodel of two locations in Weymouth, Mass. in 2011. Renovations of the 11 Sea Street and 425 Washington Street stores are part of a company-wide initiative to ensure that all Tedeschi Food Shops offer an increased assortment of fresh, healthy meal and snack

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Italian Inspiration

Lettieri’s has launched two new Italian-inspired flavors—3-Meat and Italian Trio —to go along with its already successful line of enrobed lunch items under the “Stufferz” brand. A Lettieri’s exclusive, “Stufferz” brings together specially formulated baked bread with hearty fillings. The 3-Meat package includes three popular meats; diced ham, pepperoni and Genoa salami, blended with a

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Casey’s Strong 2nd Quarter

A favorable gas margin and strong inside sales, give Casey’s a 15.6% increase in total gross profit for the fiscal Q2 2012.   Casey’s General Stores Inc. has reported it’s second quarter results for fiscal 2012. The company reported $0.99 in basic earnings per share for the second quarter of fiscal 2012 ended Oct. 31,

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Mini Rotating Rack Oven

Baxter, a designer and manufacturer of quality foodservice and bakery equipment worldwide, recently launched the next generation of its popular mini rotating rack oven. The new OV310 Series ovens include updated and additional features without sacrificing the quality performance or small footprint that have become industry standards. New features include a larger viewing area (350

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NACS 2011 Chiquita

Sell the banana that’s full of profits. There is no banana like Chiquita To Go bananas. See how you can bring a fresh approach to counter-top profit building. Watch this video to learn more!

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NACS 2011 APW Wyott

APW Wyott shows off their new Expert Series Product Line including the HRS Tru-Heat Roller Grill, All in One Roller Grill and Re-Therm Cabinet. These products can help retailers increase performance within the profitable roller grill category.

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NACS 2011 Broaster Chicken

Looking to add versatility to your foodservice offering? Watch this video to see how Broaster’s pressure frying systems, full-line of sauces, which includes honey mustard, ranch, BBQ, mild wing, signature and oriental, new line of interactive menu boards and complete packaging options will help you expand and grow your foodservice sales.

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Egg White Omelettes

Cedarlane Natural Foods Inc., makers of egg white omelettes in the frozen foods market, is serving up two new breakfast options. Cedarlane’s new all-natural frozen Broccoli Cheddar and Garden Vegetable & Mozzarella Egg White Omelettes are high in protein, low in cholesterol, and gluten-free, making it easy to get a quick, hot and healthy restaurant-quality

Krispy Krunchy

Krispy Krunchy delivers first class graphics, food, product, and training. Training is a critical element of transcending an average program into a huge success for your operation. From inception to re-training, Krispy Krunchy service is second to none. What you expect from first rate QSR’s you’ll get from Krispy Krunchy. New wing program being offered

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Boosting Fresh Food Sales

Americans are more amenable to buying meals at convenience stores, but won’t budge when it comes to quality, price or convenience factors like portability and packaging. By Howard Riell, Contributing Editor. Takeout food was invented for on-the-go consumers. But a takeout program has to do more than travel at high speeds. Today’s consumers want quality

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Developing an Effective Menu

Foodservice operators must regularly develop new products and tweak old ones to pique consumer interest and attract repeat business. By Heather Henstock, Contributing Editor. Nice N Easy Grocery SHOPPES has long offered salads and sandwich melts. But the two menu lines didn’t reach their full potential until the convenience store chain hired three trained chefs

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Serving Soup

Tomlinson Industries offers a variety of kettles, ideal for large or small operations and for front or back of house operations, to meet your soup service needs. The Deluxe Frontier Kettle—a top of the line soup kettle will cook, heat, hold and warm soup and other hot foods. With its old-fashioned look, this classic kettle

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Award-Winning Rice

RiceSelect is causing consumers to think twice about which rice they buy with its unique Texmati Rice. Similar to basmati, the award-winning Texmati has a nutty flavor, delightful aroma, unique texture and easy cooking characteristics that set it apart from all other aromatics. Texmati Rice is produced by American family farmers; packed in reusable, re-sealable

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